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Rev. Fr. Jon Emanuelson Parish Priest Fr. Jon’s Mobile Number: 910-685-0080 Fr. Jon’s Email: FrJon@stnicholaswilmington.org CHURCH STAFF Stella McTaggart, Parish Office Administrator Georgia Marmaras, Administrative Assistant Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8AM - 5PM Office Phone: 910-392-4444 Office Fax: 910-392-4905 Office Email: office@stnicholaswilmington.org Church Website: www.stnicholaswilmington.org Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/StNicholasWilmington

2018 PARISH COUNCIL PARISH MINISTRY TEAM Officers Barbara Reynolds, President Evangelos Fragos, Vice President Tina Bostic, Treasurer Peter Malahias, Assistant Treasurer Irene Sotiriou Vogiatzis, Secretary

Members Carl Baynard Melissa Kirkby Peter Manolukas

Emanuel Miliotis Nick Saffo Daphne Snow

Emanuel Miliotis, Chairman of the Council of Ministries Religious Education…Richard Reynolds, Ministry Chair Adult Education…Richard Reynolds Bookstore/Library…Mary Ann Wall Oratorical Festival…Kim Dandulakis Orthodox Coffee Hour…Irene Voneiff Youth Catechism…Georgia Spiliotis Vacation Church School...Diakonissa Stacie Fernandez

Communications - Technology Ministries… Alexandros Theodoropoulos , Ministry Chair Webmaster…Alexandros Theodoropoulos Publications…Church Staff & Various Volunteers Technology…Alexandros Theodoropoulos Media/Community Relations…Debra Rallis, Alexandros Theodoropoulos

Hellenic Culture…Kitsa Wiersteiner, Ministry Chair Hellenic School…Anestis Logothetis, Acting Director Nea Smyrni Dance Group…Zaharoula Katsikis Romiosini Dance Group…Zaharoula Katsikis Special Activities…Kitsa Wiersteiner Zoyra Dance Group…Katerina Katsikis

Parish Family Life...Volunteer Needed Forever Young…Kay Skandalakis Limited Series Book Club...Courtney Malahias Limited Series Young Adult Book Study...Fr. Jon E. LOVE…Pam Calhoun & Sia Mayorga Men’s Group…Fr. Jon Emanuelson Parish Family Night...Volunteer Needed

Youth Diakonia…Cameron Calhoun, Ministry Chair GOYA…Joyce Patsalos, Alexia Porzio HOPE/JOY…Sophia Brewer, Jaime Saffo, Renée Karonis Psilos Metropolis Strategic Planning...Koula Katsikis Liturgical Life… Dr. Michael Rallis, Ministry Chair Acolytes…Doug Brown Altar Care…Matthew Wickersham Liturgical Music… Dr. Michael Rallis

Outreach & Evangelism…Deacon Tom & Diakonissa Stacie Fernandez, Ministry Chairs Hospitality…Ed & Kathleen Mayorga Parish Care…Pat Poulos, Constantina Stamatakis, Kay Skandalakis , Dr. Mary Frankos , Jim Stasios Greek Festival...Nick Saffo, Lee King, Ministry Chairs Philoptochos…Debra Rallis, Chapter President Stewardship…John Whitley

OCF…Fr. Jon IOCC...Angela Dentiste


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From the Desk of Fr. Jon How Bright is the Light of the Resurrection? Each year Holy Week is an amazing journey in which we walk with Jesus through His last week of ministry, His Passion, death, burial and third day glorious Resurrection! We rightly greet each other with: Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is risen! Christos Voskrese! Al Maaseh Qam! We should keep the light of the Resurrected Christ bright by fully participating in the Paschal joy. Always gather around the dinner table as family and sing the Paschal Troparion: Christ is risen from the dead, By death trampling down death, And to those in the tombs, He has granted life. Chant this for all forty days! The world would lead us back from fasting to gluttony, from spiritual attentiveness to spiritual lethargy, from reading the Bible to letting it collect dust. Don’t let this happen to you! Kick the evil one out. Here below are some ways to keep our hearts pure. Church Attendance Make a concerted effort to set your alarms 15 minutes early for Sunday morning so your family does not feel rushed and you can show that proper love for God. Also, Saturday evening Great Vespers at 6pm is a blessing as well. Spiritual Reading Whether you are reading a spiritual book like the adults are doing for Wednesday night, “The Illumined Heart,” or reading the Bible, set aside the most attentive time of day to read for 15 minutes. I highly recommend doing the daily readings that are on our Church calendar from the book of Acts and the gospel of John. This also only takes 10 to 15 minutes. Spiritual Reflection Take a little time in prayer each day. The devil hates this! God loves this! Communing with God in prayer keeps the light of the resurrection bright and destroys our worldly idols. Be thankful! Count your blessings! Reconnect with our Lord Jesus and those who need our prayers as we all strive for salvation. Here is the key: We are a community in Christ Jesus! Because we love each other, we are here for each other as Jesus is for us. Αλιθός Ανέστη, ο Κύριος! Truly the Lord is risen! Voistinu Voskrese! Hatqam Qam! Love always, Fr. Jon Emanuelson

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From the Parish Council President Barbara Reynolds I would like to thank Fr. Jon, Deacon Tom, the choir (especially Michael Rallis, our fearless leader), Philoptochos, Parish Council, youth leaders, our youth, and all of you that made the 2018 Lenten Season and Holy Week so memorable, beautiful and blessed. It wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of so many in our parish. We were blessed to have seminarian Nicholas Manuel with us for the week. We were honored to have a visit by His Eminence on Holy Tuesday and to hear his moving chanting of the Hymn of Kassiani. Our altar boys were tonsured by His Eminence. We had too many beautiful services with beautiful music and flowers to mention. However, the Friday night Lamentations service and the Pascha services were especially beautiful. We had a wonderful Palm Sunday luncheon, and we ended Holy Week with a fantastic picnic in our new Hellenic Center attended by about 300 people. The food was great thanks to all the good chefs in our parish and everyone had a good time. Thank you to everyone. Christ is Risen!

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Greek Festival

Nick Saffo, Lee King, Ministry Co-Chairs

Volunteers are needed to help make our 2018 Greek Festival the best yet. Look for schedule updates for festival meetings and bake dates in upcoming bulletins. Any and all hands are welcome.

Metropolis Strategic Planning Koula Katsikis, Parish Champion

Please consider sponsoring the festival (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 2!) to advertise your business or send greetings from your family. See our sponsorship Strategic planning is a process to define our direction form later in this newsletter. You can request additional (strategy) and allocate our resources to achieve our goals. copies from the office or find online at www.stnicholasgreekfest.com. A Strategic Plan must answer four fundamental questions: If you would like to purchase ADVANCE admission, 1. Why do we exist? meal or pastry tickets for teachers, friends and neighbors 2. Where are we now? you can do that starting today! A sheet of 10 admission 3. Where do we want to be? tickets is on sale for $10. Each meal ticket and pastry 4. How will we get there? ticket is $10. You can contact the office for tickets or see the Festival Table in the Hellenic Center for a variety of The Metropolis Strategic Planning was excited to antickets available after Divine Liturgy on Sundays. nounce the following topics for the official Faith Forums in Atlanta, Georgia the weekend of November 11, 2017 We are looking for volunteers to chair and organize in conjunction with the Archangel Michael Awards the cooking demonstrations. If you would like to volPresentations: unteer, please call the office and we will make your 1.1 Parish Strategic Planning requests known to the Festival Committee. 1.3 Risk Management 4.2 Orthodox Leadership Training Stewardship Managing Difficult Conversations & UnderstandJohn Whitley ing Parish Finances 5.4 Programs For Our Seniors Time, Talent, Treasure. 8.1 Spiritual Growth Resources 9.1 Comprehensive Stewardship As we continue our discussion on stewardship, I like to focus on the spiritual aspects. Last month we discussed Parishioners are invited to use the content found at Saint Euphrosinos the Cook and the lessons we can learn www.atlstrategicplan.org/portal from this gentle man. What is Strategic Planning

To learn more about these goals visit the metropolis web site or contact me with any questions.

For this month, however, I would like to discuss some practical aspects of stewardship. Time and talent are limited resources, but we can always find a way to devote more time. Money is more constrained.

Family Life The Family Life Ministry is an Orthodox Christian ministry dedicated to providing uplifting and diverse resources for dealing with life’s daily joys and struggles in an Orthodox way through inspiring blog posts, informative podcasts, and creative ideas for adolescence, marriage and parenting. To learn more about this resource please go to www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org

If your family is anything like mine, all of the money at the first of the month gets spent by the end of the month, sometimes before. We have bills to pay. There are mortgages, groceries, car payments. These are obligations we just can’t walk away from. If the spirit of Saint Euphrosinos has been tugging at our heart strings to give more money, where is this money going to come from? May is the time of year when many of us get tax refunds. A tax refund represents a windfall. You don’t know what your tax refund will be, or if you will get a tax refund until you file. You don’t know when a tax refund will get here until it shows up in your mailbox or bank account.

And if you would like to lead this Ministry here at Church, please contact Fr. Jon.

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Tax refunds by their nature are unexpected and uncommitted resources.

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Do you have something to donate for the auction? Restaurant certificates? Tickets to a concert or event? Do you own a vacation home and could donate a week or weekend away? Let me know!

I find it interesting that The Wisdom of Sirach mentions windfalls. “Give to the Most High as He has given to you, and give to him with generosity according to your windfall.” If you have a heart to give more treasure to the We have some wonderful items already, including vacakingdom, a tax refund can provide you with an opportuni- tion homes for one week in Boone and Wrightsville ty to increase your giving. Beach, spa services and gifts from Bangz Salon, a Greek dinner at Angie’s B & B and more. Please consider donatThere some additional comments both practical and spir- ing an item or service! Your donation is tax deductible! itual. The practical comment is to discuss your stewardship plans with your family. To be effective any money A donation letter is included in the newsletter if you are given to the church needs to be a family decision. able to obtain a donation. Please call Debra Rallis if you have questions at 910-256-3024 or email at dbrallis@aol.com. The spiritual comment is to give from the heart. Stewardship is an important theme in both the New and Old Testa- Be sure to attend the festival and bid on our items Friday, ments. 2 Corinthians tells us that God loves a cheerful May 18 and Saturday, May 19. We appreciate your supgiver. port. I have a few more spiritual comments. This would be a good time to invest in an Orthodox Study Bible if you don’t already have one. The scripture lessons mentioned in this article may be found in the Wisdom of Sirach 35:89 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. The footnotes are a key advantage of the Orthodox Study Bible. I call attention to the 2 Corinthian footnotes, which note that Paul’s teaching on stewardship is not about the giving of money but about the sowing of seed for the harvest.

I would like to get back to more spiritual themes next month. Thanks to all of you for sharing in our stewardship journey. “Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23)

Forever Young Kay Skandalakis

Join us at our next event on Tuesday, May 1 at the Cape Fear Seafood Company in Monkey Junction at 11:45AM for food and fellowship. (The restaurant – Cape Fear Seafood Company - is in the same plaza where Giorgio’s used to be located.) We want you to join us before our end of year event in June for our summer break.

Philoptochos

Enosis Chapter #5027 Debra Rallis

Hellenic Culture - Special Activities Kitsa Wiersteiner

We are very proud to present a program about Pontos on Saturday, May 26, at the Hellenic Center after the Vesper Service. The speaker will be Dr. Ron Demas and the topic is “Pontians are Special.” Refreshments will be served. There is going to be a memorial (μνημόσυνο) for the Pontian Genocide on Sunday, May 27 after Divine Liturgy. The Pontian Greeks in the Black Sea and surrounding coastal areas date back to the ancient times, some 2,000 years before the migration of Turkic people to this area. By 1923, out of approximately 700,000 Pontian Greeks who lived in Turkey at the beginning of World War I, as many as 350,000 were killed, and almost all of the rest had been uprooted during the subsequent forced population exchange between Greece and Turkey. The 19th of May is a day of mourning and remembrance of the Greek Pontian genocide. Let us never forget the 350,000 people who lost their lives. May their memory be eternal. Aιώνια τους η μνήμη.

Youth Catechism Georgia Spiliotis

The church is not merely an institution but is a workshop of God’s Will with Christ as its Founder and everlasting Master. The Church is a living entity! The Sunday School will study the Ascension of Christ and the Day of Pentecost for the next few weeks.

This year at the Greek Festival, we will have a silent auction to raise $$ in support of local and national charities. Locally this will support NourishNC, Diaper Bank, New Hanover Homeless Teens, Thanksgiving baskets for fami- Ascension commemorates Christ’s ascending into Heavlies in need, and more. Nationally we support IOCC, Can- en, witnessed by His disciples on the Mount of Olives. cer Fund, UNICEF and more. The Ascension took place forty days after Christ’s Resur6


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rection. Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He promises Hellenic School to send the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. Christ blessed His Anestis Logothetis disciples as he ascended into Heaven and sat down at the right Hand of God the Father. Greek School will continue through May. The exception will be Friday May 18 when there will be no school bePentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit cause of the Greek Festival. The last day of school will be upon the Apostles and disciples as “tongues of fire” and June 1 and graduation will take place on Sunday, June 3. strengthened, guided, and sent them to present the Gospel to all nations. The Holy Spirit came down with a rush of On Friday April 13 the school had a Field Day at the wind and in the form of “tongues of fire,” the history of Wrightsville Beach park. The youngsters had a nice time the Church began on the Day of Pentecost. The Holy playing and the parents enjoyed a social time. I want to Spirit gave the Apostles the power to speak different lan- thank New York pizza for providing the pizzas and the guages and strength to speak about Jesus Christ. The parents who brought fruits, water, cookies and cakes. AtChurch of Christ was founded on His Blood and on the tached is a picture of the students and teachers. blood of His disciples. On Pentecost, the action of the Holy Trinity was revealed to the world. People learned to Since this is the last monthly report before the Fall I want venerate and glorify the three Persons of one God, the Fa- to thank the teachers for their time and effort, Evgenia Kather and Son and Holy Spirit. ronis, Nikki Mavrouderas, Kim Dandulakis, Barbara Harris, Tolis Vardakis, Theodora Podia, and Kitsa WieThe Sunday School teachers and I would like to thank you nerstein. Remember they are all volunteers. for the opportunity of us expanding the religious scope and mission of the Sunday School this year. The objecI want to wish you all an enjoyable summer. tive of religious education is the cornerstone of our Church. The Sunday School will be the ground on which the expansion of the spiritual edifice depends. The children’s spirited journey of enlightenment of our faith has been the inspiration of our Sunday School this year. The Sunday School will honor the senior students graduating from Sunday School on May 6, 2018. Please join us.

HOPE/JOY

Renée Karonis Psilos, Sophia Brewer & Jaime Saffo

Christos Anesti! What a delight it was to make kindness rocks with some of the children before family night on Wednesday, April 18! The children really enjoyed getting creative and the parents got to enjoy the company of one another.

Council of Ministries Manny Miliotis

We are inviting the whole community to come and participate in our year end Council of Ministries (COM) workshop. Come, listen, and provide input as we do a “Year in Review” and look at the year ahead for each of our ministries. We will divide our work into 2 evenings to have the time to cover all the different teams.

Our Saturday of bowling and pizza was a fun afternoon for everyone too! Thank you parents for participating in our events and bringing our children together! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our end of the year picnic, Saturday May 12, 12-2 PM, at Wrightsville Beach Park!

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Community News

CONGRATULATIONS

THANK YOU

For all the people celebrating their birth, anniversary, and name day in the month of May, may you have many happy and healthy years ahead to enjoy God’s many blessings!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s AGAPE Vespers & Picnic a resounding success. Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen! Христос воскрес! Cristo ha resucitado! Krisztus feltamadt! Surrexit Christus! !‫المسيح قام حقا قام‬

Congratulations to Jimmie and Maria Stasios on the birth of their third grandchild - Anastasia Andrew Flammia. Congratulations to the parents, Tara (Jimmie's and Maria's daughter) and Drew Flammia! Anastasia Andrew was born at the UNC/Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, at 2:09pm on Tuesday, March 27th, 6lbs & 2oz and about 19.5 inches long. ST. NICHOLAS GOC 75TH ANNIVERSARY Both Anastasia Andrew and her mother Tara are th We are in need of Volunteers to start up a 75 Anniverdoing well. It is always sary Committee for the 2020 event. If you have any quessuch a great joy and blessing to see our parish's children, tions, please contact the office. like Tara, start their own families and have their own children! DONATION REQUESTS TIME, TALENT, OR TREASURE ΝΑ ΣΑΣ ΖΗΣΕΙ !!! MAY ANASTASIA ANDREW BE BLESSED TO LIVE MANY-MANY PROSPEROUS We are always in need of some Commandaria wine for YEARS!! the altar. It is available for purchases at Greek stores in Raleigh or online. Please see Fr. Jon if you would like to donate. STAFFED NURSERY During Divine Liturgies each Sunday throughout the year we have a staffed Nursery with Attendant available for the use of our youngest members from birth to age 5. If your child needs a wiggle break or a place to listen to the Divine Liturgy in a different environment, please feel free to use this provided Service. FOR SALE We have various “Greek” food items for sale. Please stop by our Greek Marketplace table after Divine Liturgy in the Hellenic Center to check out our food goods in stock. We have prepared taramosalata $5, prepared fasolada $3.75, prepared large beans $3.50, misko orzo $2.50, Loux orange soda $2, Amita peach juice $3.75. All checks to be made out to “St Nicholas Greek Festival Market.” His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios visited St. Nicholas on Holy Tuesday for the Bridegroom Orthros. Some of our Community was tonsured as readers and given a blessing to serve in the Altar. 8


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PLEASE PRAY

the way, Everlasting be her memory! ΖΩΗ ΣΕ ΜΑΣ Life to all of us.

Please pray for those who are ill, recovering, and/or homebound: Angelo Angeledes, Shelby Biancaniello (daughter of Sue Lawler) Bobby Bobon (brother of Sue Lawler), Stavros Chantiles, Sherry Demas, Nicholas Devoles, Constantine Dukas, Sue Fokakis (Autumn Care), George Fokakis (Morningside), Demitra George, Maria Karafas, Nick Karloutsos (Silver Stream), Dan Kirkby (brother of Matthew), Nikolaos Kotsinis, Olga Mancuso, Calvin McGowan, Mary Compos Marmaras; Eleni Mitsis (mother of Effie Davis), Pat Skinner-Darby, Charity Skinner-Darby (daughter of Pat), Tom Souflas, Peggy Stephanou, Terri Thomas, Kyriaki Thomas, Helen Vurnakes, Vasilios Vogiatzis, MaryAnn Wall

On April 15 we held a 40 Day Memorial for Maria Dandulakis, Mother of Gregory and Kim Dandulakis, who recently passed into the hands of our Lord in Greece. Μακαρία η Οδός-Blessed be the Way…Αίωνία της ή μνήμη – everlasting be her memory! We would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of John Alex Compos. He was the brother to Mary Compos Marmaras and Helen Compos Paliouras and the Uncle of Georgia Marmaras. He passed away Sunday, April 15 at 2AM after an accidental fall which resulted in a cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by his wife Pauline Compos and his daughters, Polly, Margaret and Aliki. He had 3 grandsons, T.J., Demetri and Alex and 2 granddaughters Eleni and Pauline. He grew up in Wilmington and was an original member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 2nd and Orange Street. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. He will be sorely missed by all. Following his funeral the interment will be at Raleigh Memorial Park Cemetery. May our resurrected Lord, who has all dominion over the living and the dead, rest his soul in the everlasting happiness of heaven. Condolences may be sent to his loving wife at 7809 Dundee Place, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Please contact the church office to add/remove someone from this list.

SYMPATHIES We would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Anastasios Vogiatzis of Southport, NC and the rest of his family, on the Falling Asleep in the Lord in the hope of Resurrection of Anastasios' beloved sister, Dimitra Savvidis of Worcester, MA on Sunday, March 18. She is the aunt of Vasilios and Ioannis Vogiatzis as well as the aunt of Anastasios Vogiatzis of New Bern, NC. Μακαρία η Οδός, Αιώνια της η μνήμη. Blessed be

SAVE THE DATES Until May 16: Fr. Jon will be out of the office. Fr. Dennis Listerman-Vierling will be leading Divine Liturgies on Sundays April 29 and May 13. Please welcome him! Fr. Regis will be leading Divine Liturgy on May 6. Welcome back! Please contact Fr. Peter Robichau at 910-795-3140 for Pastoral Emergencies. If he cannot be reached please feel free to call Fr. Andrew Cannon at 843-324-8791 or Fr. Regis Alexoudis at (910) 791-1111 June 18 - 22, 2018: Vacation Church School Pre-K through 8th grades REGISTRATION OPENING SOON! July 15-20, 2018: St. Stephen’s Camp

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With the Saints, give rest to the souls of Your servants, where there is no pain, sorrow, or suffering, but life eternal.

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God has given us 2 hands one to receive with, the other to give with.

-Billy Graham

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*ADULT BOOK STUDY* Please join us for food, fellowship and wonderful conversation! Weekly study with dinner at 6PM until May 9. Reading “The Illumined Heart” by Frederika Mathewes-Green (You can purchase your copy at Pomegranate Bookstore on Park Avenue.)

If you need transportation, contact Courtney Malahias at 910-431-5835.

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Λελέβω σε - Σε λατρεύω - I adore you

St. Nicholas Hellenic Cultural Special Activities proudly presents

Pontians are Special Presentation by Dr. Ronald Demas Immediately following Great Vespers Saturday, May 26, 2018 St. Nicholas Hellenic Center 608 S. College Road - Wilmington, NC Refreshments will be served. For More Information Contact Kitsa Wiersteiner at 910.790.3178 We hope to see you there! In remembrance, Pontians separate from the rest of Asia Minor because, unlike the others who were forced to leave the area in one hit, the Pontians grabbed their arms to fight the Turks. The torture lasted for several more years. May 19 was chosen as Remembrance Day because it is on that day in 1919 and during the 19th hour that Kemal stepped foot into Pontos at the port of Samsunda. The actions of the Turks have been widely condemned. Let us never forget the 353,000 people who lost their lives. 15


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Μάιος • May 2018 Sunday

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Saturday 5 St. Irene the Great Martyr ALL DAY Hellenic Center & Kitchen Reserved

7PM Parish Council 6PM Adult Book Meeting Study Fr. Jon Out of the Office until May 16 6 Sunday of Samaritan Woman 8:30AM Orthros/ Liturgy

7 ALL DAY Hellenic Center & Kitchen Reserved

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Sunday School Graduation following 6:30PM Adult Divine Liturgy Greek Dancing

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Office Opening at 9AM

St. Basil Church Festival

6PM Adult Book Study

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Newsletter Submissions Due for COMBINED June /July Issue

6:30PM Adult Greek Dancing

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10:30AM Orthodox 8AM Orthros/ Coffee Hour Liturgy 6PM Great Vespers

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Liturgy in Fayetteville, NC

5PM Hellenic School

6:30PM Adult Greek Dancing

8AM Orthros/ Liturgy/ Memorials 6PM Great Vespers 7PM Hellenic Culture Speaker

Fr. Jon Out of the Office at Workshop Chanting & Iconography Workshop 27 Holy Pentecost 8:30AM Orthros/ Liturgy/Kneeling Vespers

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